The Chess Variant Pages

Pompeii Chess

By W. D. Troyka

Set-up

Pompeii Chess is played on a board composed of three 3x3 boards linked by shared corner squares along an ascending diagonal. This gives the board a total of 25 squares, a common size for small chess variants.  The initial board set-up is as follows:

 

nqk
ppb
ppr

RPP
BPP
KQN

 

Rules

The game follows FIDE rules, with these exceptions:

The board in Pompeii Chess is taken from the non-CV game Pompeii, available at the Zillions of Games web site in the Free Downloads section..

Computer Play

An implementation of Pompeii Chess has been written for Zillions of Games.

 


Written by Dan Troyka.